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An Evening Discussion Series for Families
September 8, 2014 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
** A discussion series for family members **
Why is inclusion so elusive?
Monday 8th September: 6:15pm – 8:30pm (light meal from 5:45pm)
Do the following examples resonate with you at all? A teacher says they believe in inclusion, but recommends a segregated activity. Or a family member says they’re onside, but never invites your son/daughter for a sleep over.
These situations can frustrate us or catch us off-guard because they reveal a clash between what is said and actual behaviour. They point to the existence of unconscious mindsets which intrude on our efforts to create a good life for our family member.
Valued Roles: navigating through points of change
Monday 3rd November: 6:15pm – 8:30pm (light meal from 5:45pm)
Transition points in life are very important, for example, moving from school to work and moving from the family home to one’s own home. Changes in roles are part and parcel of transition, but people with disability can be particularly vulnerable at such times to experiencing a loss of valued roles and imposition or retention of negative roles.
This session on transition will look at the implications of role ‘exit’ and role ‘stripping’, when roles are removed without the agreement of the individual. Strategies to support the individual and counteract or guard against negative roles, and build and protect valued roles will be explored.
Who should attend?
These evening discussions are for family members (parents, brothers and sisters, other family members, close friends) who want to explore how to build and protect valued social roles. Attending both evening sessions, and the workshop on 10th October, will maximise learning.
Jane Sherwin is a Queensland-based consultant who has been involved in the lives of people with disabilities since the late 1970s. Jane has been involved in social change efforts since the early 1990s. Prior to this, she worked as an occupational therapist, manager, and lecturer. Jane is a Senior Social Role Valorisation (SRV) Trainer. These sessions draw on SRV theory.
**RSVP by Monday 1st September ** Numbers are limited **
Need some assistance with fees?
CRU has some capacity to reduce registration fees and assist with other costs, particularly for people with disability and family members not sponsored by an organisation.
Please indicate on the registration form (in the ‘Additional Information’ section) if you require a fee reduction or other assistance to attend and a CRU consultant will contact you.
* Copies of the bursary policy are available from the CRU office.
No refunds for cancellations made 7 days prior to the event. Substitutes accepted.